Subscribe to the Famous Daily to get the Born Today Email

Horace Mann "A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron."

Horace Mann
(05/04/1796 – 08/02/1859)
US educator
"You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you."

Joseph Joubert
(05/07/1754 – 05/04/1824)
French writer (died near his birthday)
Thomas Henry Huxley "Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

Thomas Henry Huxley
(05/04/1825 – 06/29/1895)
English biologist , grandfather of Aldous and Sir Julian Huxley
"Transplanting the ballet to the US is like trying to raise a palm tree in Dakota."

Lincoln Kirstein
(05/04/1907 – 01/05/1996)
US impresario
Audrey Hepburn "I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance—and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it."

Audrey Hepburn
(05/04/1929 – 01/20/1993)
Belgium-born actor
"She was a patron saint of the peripheral."

Jane Howard
(05/04/1935 – 06/27/1996)
US writer , on Margaret Mead
Dick Dale "I'll never die. I'll just explode, right there before your eyes, onstage."

Dick Dale
(05/04/1937 – )
US guitarist
George Will "Football combines the two worst features of America life: violence and committee meetings."

George Will
(05/04/1941 – )
US columnist
Keith Haring "My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic."

Keith Haring
(05/04/1958 – 02/16/1990)
US artist
Ana Gasteyer "I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body."

Ana Gasteyer
(05/04/1967 – )
US comic actor (SNL)
"In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us."

Sir Osbert Sitwell
(12/06/1892 – 05/04/1969)
English writer (brother of Dame Edith)
Will Arnett "This pilot, by far, was the best I ever read—and I hope that insults every other pilot I worked on."

Will Arnett
(05/04/1970 – )
Canadian actor (married to Amy Poehler) , on "Arrested Development"
Moses Horvitz "We're not nearly as violent as the westerns."

Moe Howard
(06/19/1897 – 05/04/1975)
US stooge (Also see Larry Fine, Curly Howard)
Diana Mary Fluck "(I'm) the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva."

Diana Dors
(10/23/1931 – 05/04/1984)
English actor
"An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer."

Evelle J. Younger
(06/19/1918 – 05/04/1989)
US attorney general (CA)
Dom DeLuise "When I was 14 years old, I decided I could cook. It was either that or puberty."

Dom DeLuise
(08/01/1933 – 05/04/2009)
US comic, actor